Top Songs About Friendship


Friendship is special and a blessing to experience. We all need friends and positive relationships. Many musicians have been inspired by their friends and have created some of the most heartwarming and inspiring songs about friendship.  

Here are my top 7 songs about friendship and some additional information regarding them:  

       1. "You've Got a Friend" - This song was written by Carole King  in 1971 and has since been recorded by many artists, including James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, and Donny Hathaway. The song celebrates the idea of friendship and reassures the listener that they can always count on their friends to be there for them. 


       2. "That's What Friends Are For" - This iconic song was written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager in 1982 and was originally recorded by Rod Stewart for the soundtrack of the film "Night Shift." However, the most popular version was recorded in 1985 by Dionne Warwick and Friends, which included Stevie Wonder, Elton John, and Gladys Knight. The song is an anthem for friendship, with lyrics that express gratitude and appreciation for the people who support us through thick and thin.


       3. "I'll Be There for You" - This song was written by the American rock band The Rembrandts and was released in 1995 as the theme song for the television show "Friends." The song has become synonymous with the show and celebrates the enduring friendships between the characters.


       4. "With a Little Help from My Friends" - This classic song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and was recorded by the Beatles in 1967. The song is a testament to the power of friendship, with lyrics that emphasize the importance of having someone to rely on during difficult times.


       5. "Lean On Me" - This song was written and performed by Bill Withers in 1972 and has since become an anthem for friendship and support. The song encourages listeners to lean on their friends when they need help, reminding us that we are not alone.


       6. "Count on Me" - This song was written by Bruno Mars, Ari Levine, and Philip Lawrence, and was released in 2010 as part of Mars' debut album "Doo-Wops & Hooligans." The song celebrates the idea of being there for our friends, with lyrics that express loyalty and trust.


       7. "Graduation (Friends Forever)" - This song was written by Josh Deutsch and produced by Matthew Gerrard. It was recorded by Vitamin C in 1999 and has since become a popular graduation song. The song celebrates the idea of lifelong friendships and the memories that we create with our friends.


These songs about friendship have touched the hearts of millions of people around the world. They are a good reminder to us of the importance of having friends who are there for us through thick and thin, and of the memories and experiences that we share with those friends. These songs are a testament to the power of music and how it can bring people together and inspire us to be better friends and better people.


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Scotty D

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